One Year After Declaring First COVID-19 Emergency Declaration, Gov. Evers, First Lady Evers Receive Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
On one-year anniversary of first emergency declaration, Wisconsin leads the country in COVID-19 vaccine shots used
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers and First Lady Kathy Evers today—exactly one year after Gov. Evers declared the first public health emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic—received their second dose for COVID-19 at SSM Health in Madison. The governor received his first vaccine dose on February 12, while the First Lady received her first dose earlier that same week. Gov. Evers and First Lady Evers received the vaccine as members of the eligible population under the state’s currently eligible population, which includes individuals over the age of 65.
The governor also reflected on the one year anniversary of the first declaration of a statewide public health emergency for COVID-19 at the DHS Media Briefing earlier this week.
As of Friday, March 12, Wisconsin leads the country in COVID-19 vaccine shots used in comparison to total doses received. 1 in 3 Wisconsinites 65 and older are fully vaccinated. More than 20 percent of Wisconsinites have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine with more than 1,895,000 million vaccine doses having been administered. 11.9 percent of Wisconsinites are fully vaccinated. As of March 11, there are now more people fully vaccinated than the number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Wisconsin.
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